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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Monday, October 31, 2005

Another Alito Fun Fact

The WaPo has this gem in an entry on 'Scalito' that was part of their assessment of potential SCOTUS nominees.

Three years ago Alito drew conflict-of-interest accusations after he upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit against the Vanguard Group. Alito had hundreds of thousands of dollars invested with the mutual fund company at the time. He denied doing anything improper but recused himself from further involvement in the case.

A perfect fit with this administration's philosophy that it's only improper if you're caught. I'm still reeling over last week's statements by Bush and Cheney that showed they have come to praise Scooter, not to bury him. To boast of his patriotism to the American public just as he was indicted on five criminal counts was shameless.